Lucas Lacerda de Souza - Green-winged macaw on mango branch

Name: Lucas Lacerda de Souza
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Country: Brazil

Title: Green-winged macaw on mango branch
Specie: Ara chloropterus and Mangifera indica

Description: This illustration depicts a green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus) perched on a mango (Mangifera indica) branch, one of my favorite drawings from my still in progress "Brazilian birds" collection. The drawing was made using Staedtler Noris-Club and Faber-Castell watercolor pencils over A3 sized 180 g/m2 Bristol paper, taking over 50 hours of work to be ready. One of the most challenging and amusing part of this illustration was bringing to life the red-yellow-green-blue gradient of the macaw feathers. The mango branch was quite demanding too, since I'm not really used to draw plants. For guidance and reference I've mainly used pictures but also actual mango leaves and branches that I managed to gather around home.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: Colored pencils
Size: 29,7x42cm
Year: 2019